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Prepositions (at and in)

In Japanese prepositions are one of the most difficult things to learn. I have also heard from a lot of my Japanese friends that learning prepositions in English is also very tricky.

I am going to pull some exercises from the book Basic Grammar in use.

Please but at or in, in the spaces below.

Amy was born ______ 1988.

I like to look at the stars _____ night.

My brother got married ____ May.

Let’s meet ____ 7:30 tomorrow night.

The cafe is open ____ the evening. It closes _______ midnight.

Please put you answers in the comments section.
There is an audio version of this below as well.
Also let me know if you think the sentences were too easy or too difficult.

Thank you for reading and good luck with you studies.

じどうはんばいき・こい

今日のことばは自動販売機(じどうはんばいき)と濃い(こい)。

日本にどこも自動販売機があります。あついの飲み物とつめたいの飲み物を買えます。うすいかこいのコーヒーを買えます。最初日本にいましたとき、私はとてもびっくりしましたとき自動販売機にあついのココア、コーヒーと茶を見ました。

カナダにあまり自動販売機がありません。自動販売機を見つけますとき、つめたいことがありますだけ。そしていつもソーダをうれますだけ。

日本に自動販売機から、初めてのあついの飲み物を買いましたがココア、いっぱい飲みました。チョコレートのあじがこいし、あついのココアはとてもおおしいし、それに冬日本にいたらいつも自動販売機からあついココアを買います。

*間違えあったら、教えてください。
おねがいします。

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Today’s word is vending machine and strong.

In Japan there are vending machine’s everywhere. You can buy hot and hold drinks. You can buy strong or weak coffee. When I was in Japan for the first time, I was very surprised when I saw hot coco, coffee and tea in the vending machine.

Canada doesn’t have many vending machines. When you find a vending machine it only has cold things.And you can only buy soda.

The first hot drink I bought from a vending machine in Japan was coco, I drank a lot. The chocolate taste was strong, the hot coco was very delicious and so when I am in Japan in the winter I buy hot coco from the vending machine.

6 Stupid Words You Should Drop From Your Vocabulary

Have you used these words?

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You know I have a thing with words. It’s a fault of mine–that being I too often judge people by the words they use.

I’ve written about annoying words and gross words on this blog many times before.

Today, I couldn’t hold back. I just had to dive back into the slimy world of stupid and annoying words yet again.

Here are six of my newest least favorite words.

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crude

Are you crude?

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The stock market may not like recent declines in crude oil prices, but the grocery market just might. For the everyday consumer, these declines are spelling savings at the pump, which, for many people, like me, means a little extra cash for checkout lane. We just need to be sure that the food we buy is properly cooked, if we are considering crude‘s etymology.

"Crude." Doodle by @andrescalo. “Crude.” Doodle by @andrescalo.

Crude

Crude comes into English in the late 1300s, when it referred to a material in its natural or raw state. Chaucer again gets the Oxford English Dictionary‘s first attestation. It comes from the Latin crudus, whose meanings were manifold, much like the word’s uses in English today. Its sense of “rough” was applied to wounds (“bloody” and “bleeding”), food (“unripened,” “uncooked,” and “undigested”), and behavior (“rude” and “fierce”). Crude oil, also known as petroleum and dating back to 1865, makes sense…

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measles

Background information of the word measles

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The recent outbreak of measles in the United States is incredible for a lot of reasons, especially since the country declared the disease officially eliminated here in 2000. But the word measles–and the disease, to be sure–has been around for a long time.

"Measles." Doodle by @andrescalo. “Measles.” Doodle by @andrescalo. Sorry, Canada.

Measles

The first ‘case’ of measles in the English language was documented as early as 1325, where, in the form of maseles, it glosses a French term for the same, according to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED).

The disease, of course, is associated with its rash of red spots. These spots lent measles as a term for execresences on trees in the 1600s and blemishes on photographs or paper in the late 1800s. And it’s these very spots which may be symptoms, if you will, of its origin.

The word measles is Germanic in origin, with etymologists citing immediate origins in…

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